Back

Low Code Development and the Future of Software Developers with Paul Du Bois

00:00 / 00:00

Speakers

Paul Du Bois

Growth Mindset & Company Culture Tips for Entrepreneurs

Paul Du Bois, CEO and Founder of Appenate, talks about the explosion of low code/no code applications and why the high need for software developers will continue

Low Code Development and the Future of Software Developers

  • Software developers are a rare commodity. So, when an app needs to be built in a developer’s absence, it requires a low code or no code solution. However, low code/no code is not always the answer.  

    What should be done, then?

     

    In this episode, we interview Paul Du Bois, CEO and Founder of Appenate, about the explosion of low code/no code applications and why the high need for software developers will continue.

     

    What we discuss:

    • A deep dive into low code & no code applications
    • Understanding Appenate & Paul’s background
    • Working within a flat structure & the agile methodology
    • Moments of pride, frustration, & burnout

     

    Check out this resource we mentioned during the podcast:

Key Insights

A deep dive into low code & no code applications

While the buzzwords of low code or no code are relatively new, the idea is not. Looking back at early desktop software, many applications were being built within Microsoft Access and Excel. But why was it necessary in the first place? “If you don't have the skills to write code, you find other ways.” — Paul Du Bois

Understanding Appenate

Paul describes Appenate as a horizontal product serving worker-facing apps for business to business to a broad audience; from construction companies to a Canadian morgue, Appenate has been a solution for any company with a paper-based process.

Working within a flat structure

A flat structure within a company can be understood as an approach void of hierarchy — where every employee functions on the same level. While this structure may work for some, Paul describes Appenate as a hybrid. As their size continues to increase, it’s difficult for a leadership structure not to form; despite this, an important facet of the Appenate model is to retain an open-door policy for all employees.

Episode Highlights

  • “If you don't have the skills to write code, you find other ways.” — Paul Du Bois
  • “Anywhere that you've got a paper based process in a business is potentially a candidate for a solution like ours.” — Paul Du Bois
  • “That's what depression is to me; it's a washout effect. ” — Paul Du Bois

Leave a comment

Let us know what you think. We promice your email address will not be published.

Thank you for reaching out.

We’ll be in touch in the next 24 hours to arrange a session with you.

More podcasts

23 / 11 / 2021

53 min

How a Growth Mindset Leads to High Performance: A Roundtable Discussion

Today’s guest is our very own Alan Haefele, Owner and Managing Director here… ...
View

09 / 11 / 2021

62 min

Cloud Native, Digital Identity, and Universal Control Plane with Andrew Baker

In this episode, we interview Andrew Baker, Director of Engineering, Amazon Elastic Compute… ...
View

28 / 10 / 2021

60 min

A Roundtable Chat About Backend, Frontend, & Full Stack

In this roundtable episode, we chat with Johan Botha, Jonathan Georgeu, and Darian Leonard… ...
View
View all Podcasts
View
We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies.
Privacy Overview

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website.

These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience.

Necessary

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Non-Necessary

Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.